WINTER/SPRING 2022 enrollment continues for certain classes only. 

NOTE: Most classes are closed. 
Please email youth@shawl-anderson.org to find out if a class is still accepting students. 

Classes continue through Friday, May 27

no spring break ~ vaccination required ages 5+

Creative Movement    |    Modern    |    Ballet    |    Hip-Hop    |    Jazz    |    Conditioning 

YOUTH 
PROGRAM

SADC promotes engaged learning with a focus on creative practices and rigorous training in a welcoming community.
 

Our skillful teaching artists are committed to developing reflective and creative dancers who care about community and develop an awareness of the whole body and whole person.

Whether you are a teen just starting to dance, a child exploring movement and play, or a young person pursuing a dance dream, we welcome you to the SADC community.

Interim Youth Program Director: Jill Randall

WINTER/SPRING 2022

PLEASE READ & REVIEW ALL BELOW BEFORE YOU ENROLL:

  • ALL STUDENTS AGES 5+ MUST HAVE A COVID-19 VACCINATION EFFECTIVE 1/8/2022​​
  • ACCOUNTS in UNION.FIT
    • You must use your child's name as the account name - not the parent name​
    • To enroll more than one child please make separate accounts using separate email addresses
       
  • TUITION
    • 1 class/week = $420 (20 weeks); $180 (8 weeks, only CM65)
    • 2 classes/week = $820 (20 weeks); $510
    • Payment plan option available at check-out for 20 week classes 50% now, 50% in one month autopay only
    • SAYE WS 2022 = $1,620 payment plan available (additional weekly class is paid for separately)
       
  • REFUNDS/CLASS CREDITS
    • Refunds available 3 weeks from the class start date less cost of classes taken and $40 cancel fee
    • Students ages 3-4 who drop due to lack of readiness will not be charged the cancelation fee
    • Students starting late have 3 weeks from the start date to drop with a refund
       
  • TRIALS
    • We encourage all students to sign-up for the full semester
    • You may sign up for a trial after December 27th if there is still space in the class​
       
  • SCHOLARSHIPS: need-based scholarship requests will be reviewed on a rolling basis - to apply you MUST:
    1. First, complete the ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION to explain/indicate your need
    2. Then, go to Union.fit and find and select the class(es) you applied to take; pay the $25 Scholarship Deposit for each class (do not pay the full tuition for 1x or 2x/week classes)
       
  • HAVE A CREDIT FROM A PRIOR SEMESTER?
    • If you have a credit you would like to use, write to info@shawl-anderson.org. We will get back to within 48 hours. If you do have a past account credit and are willing to let it go and enroll anew, we appreciate your continued support.
       
  • LOCATIONS
    • All classes are held at 2704 Alcatraz Ave unless noted as SG; those classes are at Shotgun Studios, 1201 University Ave, Berkeley CA 94702
  • QUESTIONS ABOUT CLASSES AND LEVELS?

  • QUESTIONS ABOUT REGISTRATION, PAYMENTS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS?

          Winter-Spring 2022

As of March 15, most classes are closed.

Please email youth@shawl-anderson.org to find out if a class is still accepting students. 

Classes continue through Friday, May 27

no spring break
 vaccination required ages 5+

 
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CREATIVE MOVEMENT

Creative Movement (CM) classes for children age 3-8 focus on coordination, movement patterns, rhythm, class etiquette, and creative choices. We offer creative movement through ballet, modern and hip-hop. While each of these styles covers similar milestones, the differences lie in music, vocabulary, attire, and genre specific movements.

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BALLET

Ballet at SADC emphasizes proper technique, strength, musicality and expression through movement. Our program is designed to support beginning to advanced dancers; if a child or teen is excited about ballet, we are excited to teach them.  

 

Our faculty aims to move beyond stereotypes related to ballet, teaching children in a manner that is engaging, challenging and age-appropriate. We attend to the physical, intellectual and emotional development of each dancer based on current wisdom around care for the body and mind through dance practice.

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HIP-HOP

Hip-Hop classes at SADC start with hip-hop culture, history, and various forms and styles of hip-hop dance. Classes explore both the fundamental movement vocabulary as well as hybrid newer forms. Dancers learn to create and collaborate with classmates and to explore their own expressive voice through free styling and cyphers. Hip-hop is a vibrant form with rhythmic footwork, challenging floor moves, and stylized and specific gestures and arms. Hip-Hop at SADC gives students a window into the origins, history and evolution of various street styles that inform today’s contemporary and popular dance cultures.

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JAZZ

Jazz is a diverse form that is known for its strong dynamic energy, distinct vocabulary and stylized movement with roots in social dance and popular music. Jazz at SADC is based on contemporary movement with a classical jazz foundation. Class incorporates elements of ballet, which helps students build a strong technical base.  Technique is paired with choreography that cultivates an expressive emotional style. Jazz provides excellent training for aspiring actors and musical theater performers due to its performative and dramatic focus.         

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MODERN

Modern dance explores the concepts of space, time and energy. Improvisation and composition are paired with a rigorous technical foundation to build strength, foster creativity and encourage freedom of movement. Beginning level students explore the roots and basics of modern dance. As students progress, they engage with the more challenging and contemporary aspects of the form including floorwork, inversions, partnering, release, performance quality and more. Our staff attends to the physical, intellectual and emotional development of each student based on current wisdom and care for the body and the mind through dance practice.